The more you know about how to manage your cancer care and side effects, the better you will feel.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to cancer and may increase feelings of pain, interfere with sleep, cause nausea and interfere with daily life.
Cancer treatment can affect your appearance; however, with the right guidance and products, you can look good and feel better.
Cancer treatment can cause low blood count, a condition called neutropenia, which can be treated.
Certain types of cancer treatment increase the risk of developing osteoporosis which can lead to bone fractures.
Memory, concentration and attention problems are common side effects of chemotherapy.
Cancer treatments and medications, and lack of fiber, fluids, and movement can cause constipation.
Dehydration can be a common but preventable side effect of many cancer treatments.
Patients and family caregivers need to be evaluated for depression throughout the course of cancer treatment.
Some cancer medications can cause diarrhea that can lead to dehydration if not properly managed.
Some cancer drugs and treatments may cause digestive issues and/or water retention.
Dry mouth can be a side effect of many cancer medications and radiation to the head and neck.
Eating well during cancer treatment can improve general well-being and decrease hospitalizations and delays in treatment.
Fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatment caused by radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery and other treatments.
Cancer treatment can potentially affect fertility because of the effects of medical, radiologic or surgical treatments used to combat the cancer.
Fluid retention in the face, hands, feet or abdomen can result from the fluids administered during chemotherapy or the chemotherapy itself.
Hair loss is a common side effect of cancer treatment. The result is temporary and hair typically grows back within months.
Urinary incontinence, the inability to control the flow of urine, is a possible side effect of some cancers and cancer treatments.
Insomnia is a very common, and yet underreported, side effect of cancer and cancer treatment.
The effect of cancer treatment on sexuality varies with each person. Some are unaffected and others experience many changes.
Several steps can be taken to improve a loss of appetite during cancer treatment so that you stay well nourished.
Lymphedema occurs when poorly functioning lymph nodes or lymph vessels prevent the flow of lymphatic fluid causing chronic swelling.
Several things can be done to help mouth sores that occur as a result of cancer treatments and or radiation to the head and neck.
There are different types of nausea that may occur during the course of cancer treatment.
Cancer treatment may damage your nervous system and cause problems with nerve function.
Neutropenia refers to a blood condition characterized by an abnormally low number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that defends the body against infections.
Pain during cancer can have many causes including the cancer itself or cancer treatments and can be managed with the use of medications.
Shortness of breath, or dyspnea, can be caused by several factors and treatment depends on identifying the cause.
Speaking with a counselor or practicing relaxation techniques can help many cancer patients cope with the stress of cancer and treatment side effects.
Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, frequently cause changes in taste and smell.
Proton therapy is a non–invasive, incredibly precise cancer treatment that uses a beam of protons moving at very high speeds to destroy cancer cells.
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